Being a full-time law student, running my own business, having some sort of a social life, and taking care of my mental and physical health can be quite challenging. Balancing all these different aspects of my life require me to be very organized and plan effectively. So how do I do it? In this blogpost, I am going to share my most important tips on how to plan for law school or university, work and your social life, and how I use my Supplied by Lily Student Desk Planner.
I highly recommend you watching my How To Plan effectively video first, before continuing reading this blogpost. It will give you an even better and more detailed idea of how I use my planner on a daily basis. With that being said, my planning routine consists of the following 4 steps:
1. FIND A PLANNER THAT WORKS FOR YOU
Your planner is like your best friend: You cannot just pick randomly. Choosing a planner that works for you is a personal matter, and you have to make sure that the planner you end up going for is easy and practical to use, and satisfies all your planning needs. For me, the perfect planner is definitely the Supplied by Lily Student Desk Planner. I've created this planner to fit any student's needs, and after using it religiously for 2 years, I literally cannot live without it (just like my best friend!). It comes with a yearly, monthly and weekly overview, as well as to do lists and exam and deadline sections. It helps me get my busy life under control and make effective and realistic plans. I would highly recommend it to anyone. And guess what? You can use the discount code PLANNER25 for 25% off any Supplied by Lily Desk Planner. If you want to get a planner, now is the time!
2. CREATE A MONTHLY OVERVIEW
It's important to keep an eye ont the bigger picture when you're creating your plans or schedules. That is why I always start off creating a monthly overview with all the important deadlines, exams, appointments or meetings I have. Think of things such as that research paper deadline you have at the end of the month, a concert you booked tickets for months prior, or an important presentation. By having all your plans in one monthly overview, you can easily get a picture of days you are too busy to study or work, and days you are off to do some die hard hustlin'.
3. PLAN A WEEKLY SCHEDULE
This is the most important part of my planning routine: Creating a weekly schedule. Although a montly overview will give you a general feel for what you have to do that month, a weekly schedule really shows you the nitty gritty of your tasks. Again, I use my trusty Supplied by Lily Student Desk Planner in order to organize my weekly schedule. In my weekly schedule, I start by writing down all my classes and lectures for that week, meetings, or other reoccuring events. This will give me a good overview of what spare time I have left. After that, I focus on planning out my study time and work. Make sure you have a general sense of how many hours you can study, what time you're the most productive, and how many days you have left before your deadlines. Last, but not least, I like to write down some things I tend to forget, such as paying bills, doing groceries, or getting my nails done.
4. MAKE A TO DO LIST
Planning out your day, week, or month can be quite overwhelming. Whenever I feel that way, I like to put aside any of my daily, weekly, or monthly overviews, and just go back to the basics by making a simple to do list. Writing down all your tasks without the "pressure" of actually having to make a tight schedule can sometimes be exactly the thing you need. I use my Supplied by Lily To Do List in order to write down all my tasks. Not only does it look very pretty, it's also super practical: It gives you the option to categorize your to dos by study, work & other, and also by priority. This way you still have a very organized to do list, without actually creating a schedule.
SUPPLIED BY LILY PLANNER GIVEAWAY
Now it's time for a giveaway! If you want to win a Supplied by Lily Student Desk Planner in Luxurious Marble or in Luxurious Floral, you have to follow these rules:
- Subscribe to my Youtube Channel
- Follow me on my Instagram
- Comment here or under this Instagram photo that you’re entering the giveaway, which planner (Luxurious Floral or Luxurious Marble) you want to win, and what kind of (paper) stationery you want me to design for the next year's collection!
Furthermore, if you want to have a bigger chance of winning, you can do the following optional steps:
- Repost this Instagram photo with the hashtag #SuppliedbyLilygiveaway +1
- Like my Facebook pages:
- Follow my other Instagram pages:
The more “social media love” you’ll give me, the higher the chances are you will win the giveaway! The giveaway is open internationally, and I will contact the winner directly through Instagram DM. Good luck with the giveaway, and I hope you found this blogpost helpful. Definitely let me know in the comments down below if you have any tips for planning - let's help each other out a bit! I'm currently in the middle of my exam prep, so planning effectively right now is key. I am pretty stressed out about my exams, so definitely wish me luck. Love you guys <3
DO YOU ALSO MAKE A PLAN TO KEEP YOURSELF ORGANIZED AND PRODUCTIVE?
P.S. Want to know how to study effectively as well? Check out my updated Study Routine for Law School/University here.
Luxurious Marble please been following you for a while now !
I also have a hectic lifestyle and I’m a planner addict!
I start following you on yt for aesthetic but stay in hope I can became as organized in life as you are. Would love to win a Luxurious floral, broken student right here lol.
About the design for next year something gold rose would definitely be cute to see on your photos.
I would love to win the Luxurious floral planner! I really like your planner, I already have one in marble (but the old version without the monthly planner ) and it helped me so well + it looks gorgeous on my desk too! :p
I think sticky notes would be nice for next year’s collection! It’s difficult to find beautiful little sticky notes to mark your books, but not the paper version but thicker, kind of plastic (I don’t know how to explain). Also beautiful pens or highlighters would be very nice I think!
Good luck with your exams, you can do it!
Sticky notes, YEEEESSS. That would be great. Finding nice ones, that also actually stick to the surface you stick them on seems really hard these days…
I just love your whole stationary line! I bought both notebooks and the daily planner as soon as I heard they were out. I’m just in love with the design and how functional, yet pretty they are. Maybe you could give your next products a cherry blossom design. I know how much you love ’em, I mean who doesn’t??!!
I came across your channel and really loved it I would love to win the Luxurious floral planne your truly my inspiration and I want to be like you everything about your YouTube channel and blog insspires me I am studying to becoms a lawyer and go into law school at the moment I have a really busy life and don’t really organise my life if I win that would be great as it will really help me to schedule my life and do the things I want to if I don’t win its fine you’ve inspired me so much. Thank you soo much❤
I’m so bad at sticking at my to do lists, they seem like they just keep growing and growing! Great tips though!
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Hi i’m from Brazil. This is my first year in university and watching your videos got me inspired to be organized and study hard to enter in the university and now to study for the university ! I want to thank you for being such an inspiring person and make me want to always be the best version if myself I would love to win the Luxurious florar planner! Thank you so much again and keep doing these amazing videos and blog posts that i’m sure that motivates so many persons.
Luxurious Marble, please! <3 You totally inspired me to be a better and motivated person, since I can be so lazy and unmotivated at times xD You're truly inspiring! xxx #GIRLPOWER
I’m planning on getting into Law School next year. I’m in year 12 and my bff and I’ve been following you since last year. Thanks for keeping me motivated! 🙂
this is Abhik from bd. I was a part-time law student but now I started full-time classes. I admire your plan and started to follow you. I hope your work out is proper and bring good result for me.